This is really an old recipe. It's quick and easy. Hope you enjoy it.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs and apple pie filling. Pour into the prepared pan. Combine the brown sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon and walnuts. Sprinkle over the top of the batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; 6.8 g total fat; 25 mg cholesterol; 167 mg sodium. 31.1 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
I tried this recipe according to reviews that others have left. I couldn't make up my mind whether to try it with a Spice cake mix or yellow so I did both. (We have neighbors who eat the extras that we fix.) With the spice cake, I used 1 & 1/2 cans apple pie filling. With the yellow, I used 1 & 1/2 cans PLUS added apple pie spice to the mix. They both turned out great, either is a great option, however, we really like the spice cake over the yellow. Next time we make this we'll use spice cake mix PLUS 2 cans apple pie filling. Even with 1 & 1/2 cans it didn't quite seem like enough. The cake is great though and I recommend it. Edited to add: For those that really like a more intense flavor, the spice cake may be for you. The yeloow is wonderful as well. I might consider using less brown sugar next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2003
I made several of these and didn't particularly like them (tasted like yellow cake with apples). Others enjoyed them though. You may want to chop up the apple pie filling for more uniform distribution. I also had trouble cooking the cake completely without burning the crumb topping. Read More
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355 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 256
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
I tried this recipe according to reviews that others have left. I couldn't make up my mind whether to try it with a Spice cake mix or yellow so I did both. (We have neighbors who eat the extras that we fix.) With the spice cake, I used 1 & 1/2 cans apple pie filling. With the yellow, I used 1 & 1/2 cans PLUS added apple pie spice to the mix. They both turned out great, either is a great option, however, we really like the spice cake over the yellow. Next time we make this we'll use spice cake mix PLUS 2 cans apple pie filling. Even with 1 & 1/2 cans it didn't quite seem like enough. The cake is great though and I recommend it. Edited to add: For those that really like a more intense flavor, the spice cake may be for you. The yeloow is wonderful as well. I might consider using less brown sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
I tried this recipe according to reviews that others have left. I couldn't make up my mind whether to try it with a Spice cake mix or yellow so I did both. (We have neighbors who eat the extras that we fix.) With the spice cake, I used 1 & 1/2 cans apple pie filling. With the yellow, I used 1 & 1/2 cans PLUS added apple pie spice to the mix. They both turned out great, either is a great option, however, we really like the spice cake over the yellow. Next time we make this we'll use spice cake mix PLUS 2 cans apple pie filling. Even with 1 & 1/2 cans it didn't quite seem like enough. The cake is great though and I recommend it. Edited to add: For those that really like a more intense flavor, the spice cake may be for you. The yeloow is wonderful as well. I might consider using less brown sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2006
I have been making this cake for three years, always just by the recipe. I was looking at again on here today and read some of the reviews. So I decided I would try the two cans of apples instead. But really I only used 1 3/4. The recipe is soo much better! What I think happened is everyone is just using the 2 cans and thats how they know it. But I know it both ways now, and the original way is fluffier, and not so gooey like the 2 cans is. I think everyone should definitely just use the 1 can of apples. It suffices. Also, I cut up the apples this time (never have before) and I did like that better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
My hubby requested apple cake for dessert on Thanksgiving and this recipe fit the bill! Per other reviews I used 1 & 1/2 cans of pie filling added cinnamon & nutmeg to both the batter and the topping only used 1/4 cup brown sugar for the topping left out the nuts and baked for 37 minutes. Tastes even better after a few days in the fridge! I like to heat it in the microwave but hubby likes it straight out of the fridge. Thanks Mary Ann! UPDATE Made this in muffin tins & they turned out really well! More like personal little apple cakes but you can still pick them up & eat them like moist muffins! Baking time was about 30 min for the muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2006
I love this recipe but I have to say I added 1 apple and peeled cored and cut up in bite size pieces and mixed it with the pie filling cutting up the apple also in the pie filling to bite size pieces. I also used the butter/yellow cake mix along with 1/4 cup of water 1 tsp. cinnamon in the cake and 1 tbsp of mayonaise to moisten the cake mixed all together and poured it into a greased 9x13 pan with the topping you mentioned. The cake was so moist and wonderful I got rave reviews. I will definetly make this again thankyou for this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
Absolutely the best apple cake ever. Everyone raves about it. Have made at least a dozen times now. Great for those who can't have chocolate. I use the "premium" apple pie filling and add a pinch of pie spices. For those who don't care for nuts use uncooked oatmeal instead. Turns out really well in a Bundt pan too made more like a coffee cake; double the amount of streusel topping in that case. My golden retriever puppy loves it too. He ate more than half of a fresh one as it cooled on the counter! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2003
Made this cake over the weekend. Followed the advice of other reviews. I added an extra half can of apple pie filling and when I make it again I'll still add more. Also it came out somewhat dry so I put a cover on top for a few hours while it was hot and by doing so it came out VERY moist!! Would definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
I made this using cherry pie filling 1/2 tsp. almond extract instead of the cinnamon and chopped blanched almonds instead of the walnuts. My son and husband begged me to make another one right after they polished it off! This was extremely easy and delicious. Perfect as a coffee cake for the morning! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2003
Quick easy to make and tasty. Not enough pie filling though. Next time I make this cake I will add at least half a can more of apple pie filling. Also way too sweet. I will skip the brown sugar and just sprinkle cinnamon and walnuts on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2006
What a great cake! I made my own apple pie filling and blended it seperately for only a few seconds instead of mixing it with the cake mix. I was looking for more coarse apple bits. I poured the cake batter in the pan and then swirled in the apple filling. Then I baked it for 55 minutes at 350F. It turned out more of a coffee cake than a cake. IT WAS THE BEST CAKE I EVER TASTED! You must try this one!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2003
I made several of these and didn't particularly like them (tasted like yellow cake with apples). Others enjoyed them though. You may want to chop up the apple pie filling for more uniform distribution. I also had trouble cooking the cake completely without burning the crumb topping. Read More
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